"My job is to make type readable," says 2010 MacArthur Fellow, Matthew Carter. Carter was awared the extremely prestegious MacArther Fellowship which awards him $500,000 over the next five years. The grant is a no strings attached funding which will help the 72 year old continue his typographic research.
simply enter your first and last name and the password (CHARACTER) and then answer four questions. I (kate) am Architype Van Doesburg. I don't quite know what that means since I would never use that typeface for anything. sigh.
Stay up late and watch the galleries come alive with participatory art created for the evening by Portland State University’s MFA Art and Social Practice Concentration, led by artist Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes. Outdoors in the Museum's sculpture court, visitors can listen to performances by local bands, watch as expert “dowsers” uncover the colors and sounds of works of art, see a printmaking demonstration at a mobile print factory, and sample art-inspired beer brewed by Laurelwood, Lompoc, and the Lucky Lab. Indoor activities include games, musicians serenading select works of art, "Learn to Count in Mon," a project to save endangered languages, and video installations from the Northwest Film Center in surprising locations. Come have a drink in the outdoor sculpture mall, dance to live music, interact with artists, and celebrate the summer with your friends!
ART & COPY is about advertising and creativity: the profound effects of advertising on modern culture and the innovative minds that have shaped the industry. Beginning with the "Creative Revolution" of the mid-1960s, ART & COPY features writers and artists such as Lee Clow, who introduced the Macintosh computer in the commercial "1984"; Dan Wieden, who coined "Just Do It" and forever changed how we connect personal achievement and sports; Hal Riney, whose emotional “It’s morning in America” ads iced Ronald Reagan’s reelection; Phyllis K. Robinson, who helped invent the "me generation" with a Clairol tagline; George Lois, whose “I want my MTV” animated the channel; Tommy Hilfiger, whose campaign turned his name into an instant fashion success story; Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein—"Got Milk?"; and Mary Wells Lawrence, who repackaged the city of New York via her "I love NY" campaign. By defying the conventions of traditional advertising and focusing more on ideas and images than overt sales, each of these creative pioneers brought a revolutionary spirit to their work. Along with entertaining interviews, Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH) interweaves captivating historical footage and some of the great ads of all time to fashion an inspiring tribute to the synthesis of art, commerce and human emotion. Here’s the beef. (86 mins.)
Friday evening, Wieden+Kennedy co-founder David Kennedy will introduce the film.